Kyocera to position Bangalore a global R

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Bangalore, Jan 18: Kyocera, a leading global supplier of telecommunication equipment and engineering solutions will position Kyocera Wireless India (KWI), Bangalore facility among its Global Centers for Innovation in Product Design and R&D, Kyocera Wireless Corporation President Rodney N Lathorne said today.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said that KWI, has established itself as a product development company by engineering a complete phone from India within 30 months has contributed immensely for the company's enhanced product road map.

The Bangalore center, which is one of the company's three global centres for product development, has contributed for registering 38 new patents for its products since its inception from 2003. "The other two global centers for Innovation in Product Design and R &D were located at Japan and USA" he added.

He said that the Bangalore center is playing a key role in the development of industry-leading technologies including near-field communications, biometric-sensor integrated solutions for m-commerce, dual-mode handsets that switch seamlessly between WiFi and CDMA networks and a commercial wireless boradband network system beyond 3G. The company has plans to strengthen its talent base by adding 300 more professionals from the present 380 by the end of 2008, he added.

Acknowledging that India possesses a great technical competence and a tremendous talent pool to help and power company's global vision, Mr Lanthorne said that "we will leverage this potential and continue to deliver pioneering solutions in emerging communication technologies. Some of the contributions of Bangalore centers included producing CDMA phones for North America and Japanese Markets, Dual-mode phones, where a handset will seamlessly work through CDMA and Wi-Fi networks, base-station and mobile stationed development for next generation wireless broadband technologies.

The 1.3 trillion Yen, Kyocera, accounts for about 25 per cent market share in CDMA technology mobile handset in United States and about 40 per cent in Japan and South Korea, he added.


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